• Varicose Veins Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • 1 I am 27 year old pregnant woman. I started developing varicose veins in my 7th month of pregnancy. Will varicose veins affect my baby? Is it harmful for my pregnancy?

    • Don't worry. Varicose veins during pregnancy are quite common. They tends to resolve as soon as you deliver your baby.
    • No, varicose veins will not affect your baby adversely.
    • It is not exactly harmful for your pregnancy per se, but it is better to take certain precautionary measures.
    • If you have varicosities in the vaginal area, extra care needs to be taken during delivery to ensure that there is no cut to the vaginal varicose veins.

    Homeopathy gives excellent results in treating varicose veins of pregnancy. And they are absolutely safe for you as well as your child.

  • 2 I am a 45 year old man. I have high blood pressure and I am overweight. Due to both these factors, my doctor has advised me to walk or jog daily for 15 minutes. Are there chances that I will get varicose veins if I walk or run so much?

    Walking or running for 15 minutes may not trigger varicose veins. However, the fact that you are overweight and hypertensive will definitely increase your chances.

    Exercises like running or walking help to tone your calf muscles. Your calf muscles act as a pump to push the blood from the veins upwards. So do continue walking, lose weight and strengthen your calf muscles.

  • 3 I have recently been diagnosed with Varicose Veins. What are the other things that I should take care of?

    • Elevate your legs while sitting or sleeping. While sleeping, make sure to elevate the legs above the heart level. This will ensure a proper blood flow.
    • Change positions every 30 minutes and flex the calf muscles regularly.
    • Wear Compression Stockings regularly for the required time.
    • Do not stand or walk continuously for long time without taking a break.
    • Do not wear tight clothing around the areas of lower abdomen, groin and thighs.
    • Do not wear high heels for a very long time or better still, avoid them altogether.
    • Do not expose the legs to excessively hot water and avoid bathing with very hot water. This will increase the swelling and blood stagnation.
    • Tight clothing around the waist and upper thighs should be avoided at all costs as they can worsen the trouble of varicose veins.
    • Wearing high heels for long periods should be totally avoided. Low heeled shoes helps tone the calf muscles.

  • 4 My mother has Varicose Veins. Is it possible that I will get it too? Can I prevent it?

    If both parents have Varicose Veins, the chances of you getting the same are as high as 90%.

    Certain precautions taken right from today can help to avoid it, though.

    • Avoid standing for long period of time without taking a break.
    • Keep legs raised while sleeping or lying down.
    • Exercise as physical activities help to improve muscle tone which helps the blood to flow smoothly through veins.
    • If you are overweight or obese. you must lose weight.

  • 5 Is there anything else I need to avoid?

    Although smoking and alcohol may not directly affect varicose veins, it is a good habit to avoid smoking, tobacco chewing and alcohol for a healthy life and peace of mind.

  • 6 Is there any particular diet that I need to follow?

    There is no specific diet available for varicose veins. However, you can have a balanced diet which includes fiber-rich foods like whole wheat, oats, etc. Fats and refined carbohydrates should be kept to minimum. Foods containing Vitamin C like berries, cherries, citrus fruits etc. may help to strengthen the veins. You must reduce the intake of salt.

  • 7 What happens if I stop the Homeopathic treatment?

    To get the best results and to make sure the disease does not relapse, Homeopathic treatment should be undertaken for its required course advised by your doctor. However, under circumstances where Homeopathy may have to be discontinued, you will not suffer from any adverse withdrawal symptoms. The disease will also not intensify.

  • 8 I am a 52 year old female and a teacher by profession. I have been teaching since 30 years and I was diagnosed with Varicose Veins 5 years ago. My job requires me to stand continuously for more or less 8- 9 hours except for some breaks in between. What should I do about my varicose veins?

    Standing for long hours is considered to be a major risk factor in development of varicose veins. When teaching, keep moving about in your space instead of standing in one place. This will get the blood flowing and your calf muscles will get that much needed push.

    Try the "1 to 15" rule. For every continuous 15 minutes of standing, sit for a minute on a chair. Once you are home, rest your legs by keeping them in an elevated position. Get more of such useful tips by clicking on Do's & Don'ts

  • 9 How will Homeopathy help me with Varicose Veins?

    Homeopathy works on the individual in the most natural way. By acting upon all the aspects, which is mind, body and spirit it restores the balance of the life force. Perfectly chosen HOMEOPATHIC medicines can act upon the veins and re-establish normal circulation. They reduce the pain and swelling of the legs and feet due to varicosity.

    Homeopathy prevents further damage to the veins & the tissues of the skin and aids in preventing recurrence. Make the right choice! Start A Consultation with our Expert now!

  • 10 Isn't there an easier and safer way to deal with Varicose Veins?

    Yes, definitely. There is a much better way to deal with VARICOSE VEINS than Conventional medicines and Surgery. Homeopathy is a system of medicine which treats the disease in the gentlest way and it makes sure that the immunity of the patient is strengthened in a way that the disease cannot recur again.

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  • 11 What are the chances of the disease coming back after surgery?

    Surgery may help to reduce your symptoms for a short period of time. However, as long as the root cause is not taken care of, there are definite chances of the disease returning to trouble you.